Friday, January 9, 2009

Best of Polls - Just for Fun

The next couple of polls will be for fun, not so much the "best of."

The schools' poll is dedicated basically to the grammar and high schools in the immediate area where 60655ers would attend. Clissold and Sutherland are technically in 60643, but there are tons of 60655ers that go there, same with McAuley and Rice. Rita, Mt. Carmel, etc. are great schools with lots of neighborhood kids, but not in the immediate area. Hope that's clear, I don't want to be raked over the coals on this one... (sorry for not listing Barbara Vick, but see above about grammar and high school - sorry about no MPA listed, and it's too late to add it now as the first vote has been cast, I am sure it is a very good school)

YOU CAN MAKE MULTIPLE CHOICES ON THIS ONE FOR THOSE FAMILIES OUT THERE THAT HAVE KIDS AT DIFFERENT SCHOOLS.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

How about Barbara Vick!
I understand it's early education, but, I have to think it would garner many votes!

Great Job to all the teachers and staff at Barbara Vick!!!

Signed,
A very pleased parent

Anonymous said...

Maybe Barbara Vick has changed in the past five years. They did nothing but complain about my Autistic son back then. He was not diagnosed yet, but nobody had a clue that he had this disorder? Nobody noticed any "Red flags?" I thought that's what they did there. We knew he was a little "different" and that's why we sent him there. Heck, I can go to the mall or the park and within 20 seconds I can spot the kids that have the same disorder as my son. Hope they have cut out the dead weight over there. These kids deserve better.

Anonymous said...

Off topic but very important!!!!
On Jan 7 2009 at approximately 6:00pm. A silver car with 3 male blacks stopped their car at 105th and Troy and asked a 7year old girl strange questions such as where is your mother? etc and then fled the scene. This was reported to the police and a citywide fax was sent out in the police dept. messaging system.

Please talk to your kids and call police if you see suspicious vehicles in your area. It is best if kids walk in groups. Lock your doors and your garages. This is 60655 and everyone knows who belongs in the neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Barbara Vick has changed in the past five years. They did nothing but complain about my Autistic son back then. He was not diagnosed yet, but nobody had a clue that he had this disorder? Nobody noticed any "Red flags?" I thought that's what they did there. We knew he was a little "different" and that's why we sent him there. Heck, I can go to the mall or the park and within 20 seconds I can spot the kids that have the same disorder as my son. Hope they have cut out the dead weight over there. These kids deserve better.

Believe me, I understand!!!
Many parents of special needs children have experienced this. My experience with B Vick has been pleasant thus far. The pleasant is the comparison to other CPS experiences!!!! My disgust came with dealing with the local grade school (for me it was Cassell). The principal of Cassell was horrendous. The case manager, was even worse. But the school psychologist, the female with the mustache, who didn't even see my child was the absolute worst. Not only did this piece of work disagree with placement and treatment for my child, she wrote a dissenting opinion...way to go...keep up the good work...you piece of S*@t!!!

Enough with the negative, I could go on and on about the mistreatment of OUR special needs children in the neighborhood by OUR schools.

I would like to touch on one giant positive I have found. The birth to three program funded by the State of Il. and managed and run from St. Xavier University. The fine ladies who run that top notch program are a true asset to this neighborhood.


We the parents of special needs children wish to personally thank Mrs. PETERS and Mrs. WINKLER for their hard work and dedication to the children of the neighborhood.

THANK YOU!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello. I just noticed that Morgan Park Academy is missing from this list of schools. If this is a list of the "best", why is MPA missing?

Anonymous said...

I know I mentioned before to check on posts before putting them up so we don't scare people. The post about the 3/m/1's stopping and asking questions of a f/2/7 is true. I also saw the fax message come out. The questions were indeed strange. It was listed as an attempt child luring. The info was given by the family I would guess but no one is in custody. They asked other q's besides where is your mother which were a bit odd. The story is true though and can be verified if necessary through the 022nd District. Please be aware these types are roaming the neighborhood.

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Anonymous said...

St Barnabas is really nice and very advanced. A plus.Cost F

Anonymous said...

You must have been at Cassell school a while ago. Maybe its new people since then, but I have never met better or more informed and helpful case manager, psychologist, P.T. and teachers. My son had the best in testing, care and now services because of this team. Cassell had got to be the best school on the southside for special needs children!

Anonymous said...

St. Laurence does a great job!! It's a smaller school but the staff is wonderful and they offer so much!

Anonymous said...

My son can go to any school he wants.
De La SALLE INSTITUTE!

Anonymous said...

What about the area's public high school, Morgan Park H. S.? Interesting that you forget to list that and instead list a smattering of select public grade schools and a whole buncha Catholic high schools. What if my kid can't (or won't) attend a parochial high schools? Then it's Morgan Park High School ... but for some reason you chose not to mention it. Hmm...are you too good for MPHS????

inandaround60655 said...

What about the area's public high school, Morgan Park H. S.? Interesting that you forget to list that and instead list a smattering of select public grade schools and a whole buncha Catholic high schools. What if my kid can't (or won't) attend a parochial high schools? Then it's Morgan Park High School ... but for some reason you chose not to mention it. Hmm...are you too good for MPHS????

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60655's public high school is listed. It's the Ag School. MPHS is not in 60655, it's at least a mile out of 60655. It has nothing to do with public vs. catholic and everything to do with what is in or very close to 60655. If it was a poll on WHERE 60655ers went, then yes, it would be on there along with Rita, Mt. Carmel, Marion Catholic, Whitney Young, Morgan Park Academy, Mt. Assisi, Ignatius, De La Salle, St. Lawrence, Queen of Peace, and probably some more I can't think of. FYI - I never attended a catholic school. I went public my whole school life.

Anonymous said...

60655's public high school is not the Ag School. Students are admitted to the Ag School based on how they test - and even then the school is only allowed to take a certain percentage of Mount Greenwood students.

If you don't believe me, call CPS: the public high school that serves 60655 is MPHS, plain and simple. The Ag School is one of the city's magnets. Big difference.

Please make sure you're posting accurate information from now on.

inandaround60655 said...

60655's public high school is not the Ag School. Students are admitted to the Ag School based on how they test - and even then the school is only allowed to take a certain percentage of Mount Greenwood students.

If you don't believe me, call CPS: the public high school that serves 60655 is MPHS, plain and simple. The Ag School is one of the city's magnets. Big difference.

Please make sure you're posting accurate information from now on.

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Don't get all prickly and defensive about MPHS. Both the Ag School and MPHS are considered magnet because of the programs that they offer (farming/Ag sciences and IB). You must apply to both, send in applications to both along with test scores, complete an entrance exam, MPHS has a lottery system and from what the MPHS website states, even if you are from an area feeder school, you must still fill out a lottery card...so your child may want to go to MPHS, but may not get in as there is a lottery. There was even something stating that there is NO PROXIMITY LOTTERY so just because you live in the area, doesn't mean you will get in. He/she has the same chance of getting in to MPHS as they do the Ag School. MPHS has more spots open because it is twice, no three times bigger than the AG. Your choice I guess. There is also Bogan, Curie, Fenwick...you can apply and send your child to any public school in the city they want to go, as long as they are accepted. I know. My home school growing up was Tilden...did I go there, no. I applied to Curie (um, yep magnet for their performing arts program) and went there. My family couldn't afford Catholic School.

If you don't like the way I check my information or what is written here, then do read it. I am not going to fight over MPHS and what should be a "fun" post. Get over it!

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